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Orange Hot Chocolate

Orange Hot Chocolate

This delicious Orange Hot Chocolate recipe is the perfect combination of rich chocolate and fresh orange flavors. Make this warming hot cocoa for friends and family during the winter months, when citrus season is in full effect! It is sure to become a favorite holiday drink while gathered around the fireplace.

Recipe Yield:
1 mug of orange hot chocolate


  • 1 heaping tablespoon Traditional hot chocolate mix
  • 8 oz of whole milk (or your preferred choice of milk, such as almond)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 12 oz orange liquor (optional)

Garnish ideas: orange zest, freshly ground nutmeg, Vanilla Marshmallows


  • Using a wide vegetable peeler or a very sharp paring knife, peel 12 inch strips off the orange (2-3 strips per 8 oz milk).
  • Put orange strips into 8 oz milk [if you want an extra orange punch, mash the strips a bit with a muddler or spoon and let the milk sit with orange in it for up to 6 hours].
  • Bring orange-milk to a simmer.
  • Remove orange strips.
  • Pour milk over 1 heaping tablespoon of our traditional or organic hot chocolate and stir.
  • Add Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or your favorite orange liquor to taste [optional].